"Impact," an image by Eric Johansson (of a man on a mirrored lake)

Watch Erik Johansson Create Impact

Erik Johansson is a photo-retouching master, creating astonishing scenes that defy logic and physics. He makes creating the surreal look effortless—but it isn’t!

Johansson recently shared a behind-the-scenes video of the creation of his latest work, Impact. It traces the image from sketch to setup (which included 17 square meters of mirrors) and then to computer.

You can find more of Johansson’s work on his website—and check out our profile of the artist, “Impossible Photos of Erik Johansson.”

April 6, 2016